Presentation on theme: "De Anza College Energy Management and Building Science Internship Opportunities Providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning."— Presentation transcript:
De Anza College Energy Management and Building Science Internship Opportunities Providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for students outside the classroom “ Preparing students for the clean tech and green collar careers of the future”
SunWork is a nonprofit that’s helping to expand rooftop solar in the SF Bay Area SunWork professionals train volunteers who then help install rooftop PV systems for homeowners with low electricity bills & for nonprofits (such as schools) SunWork’s nonprofit approach cuts costs by up to 30% (compared to for- profits) This Internship provides hands-on rooftop and mechanical integration experience for future green-collar workers You MUST be enrolled in Energy Management classes to qualify for this Internship Many installations are in Santa Clara Valley De Anza Energy Management/ Internship Opportunity w/ SunWork
SunWork’s Mission Statement Expand the use of renewable energy by reducing the cost of installing solar electricity systems with the help of trained volunteers
Home Owners (80%) Home Owners (80%) Average electric bill less than $100 per month All electric home, bill averages less than $170 per month CARE customers no use limit Average electric bill less than $100 per month All electric home, bill averages less than $170 per month CARE customers no use limit Nonprofit Organizations (20%) Examples Church Preschool Low income housing Social welfare organization No energy use limits Examples Church Preschool Low income housing Social welfare organization No energy use limits What types of installations will you work on? Markets Served
What you will gain by participating in this Energy Management Internship Academic Credit- contact Bill Roeder Learning how to design a solar rooftop system Mechanical integration from modules to inverter Learning while doing- participating on an actual solar installation project with solar industry professionals Making solar industry contacts Gaining experience you can put on your resume’ or 4 year college transfer application Gaining experience in a career path that has open positions, pays well and helps save the planet.
Upcoming SunWork Training Sessions Sign up for one of the two training sessions below- FOR INTERNSHIP ACADEMIC CREDIT, YOU MUST CONTACT BILL ROEDER BEFORE REGISTERING FOR TRAINING- YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE ON PROJECTS UNTIL YOU ATTEND A TRAINING SESSION Date: Saturday, Feb. 14 Time: 9am - noon Location: Peninsula Conservation Center 3921 East Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto Date: Sunday, Feb 15 Time: 1pm to 4pm Location: RE-volv 972 Mission St. 5th floor San Francisco REGISTER AT:
Other Energy Management Internship Opportunities Sunnyvale LED Streetlight Internship- In Progress- Start Jan end March 2015 – Learning Opportunity: Understanding how light affects what we see Measuring Horizontal and Vertical Illuminance, Horizontal Luminance, Light Color Temperature, simulation modeling in AGI 32 Industry standard software, generation of final report, presentation to Sunnyvale City Council Purpose: Reduce energy use, reduce energy and maintenance costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce light pollution and light trespass, improve public safety.
Students laying out the light measurement grid and taking readings Our Students in Action- Jan 21, 2015 Sunnyvale LED Streetlight Internship
Students Measuring Sidewalk Vertical Illuminance Students laying out grid measurement points Student measuring Streetlight luminance Students taking and recording vertical illuminance readings at various grid points
A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT! Our De Anza Energy Management LED Streetlight field measurement teams at the end of the evening on Jan 21, 2015
Other Energy Management Internship Opportunities School district building audits- April June 2015 – Learning Opportunity: Assist local school district by measuring and benchmarking energy use in 12 different school buildings Measuring lighting, HVAC and electric plug use, measuring renewable energy offsets, energy benchmarking, strategic energy management planning, payback analysis on improvements Purpose: make school buildings more energy efficient, improve the environment by reducing energy waste, provide more money for educational programs in K-12 classrooms
Need more information? Contact Bill Roeder, Lead Energy Management and Building Science the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies